Congratulations to Matt Bardsley who won PGC’s annual Big Buck Contest. Matt harvested this 195-pound, ten pointer with his bow! Nice job Matt!
PGC sends out a special thanks to Steve at AJ’s Taxidermy for continuing to sponsor PGC’s youth deer hunt contest. Below are 3 mounts that he did for our young hunters, and the best part is, he scrambled and had them done in time for Christmas.
NRA GRANT (May 2019) The PGC has again this year received a grant awarded by the NRA Foundation for the acquisition of a new sporting clays trap machine. Thanks in large part to these generous grants from the NRA Foundation over the last six years, our club has been able to make steady improvements in our sporting clays facilities. The improvements we make in our facilities benefit our club greatly and enhance our ability to present great shooting opportunities to the public in general. Thank You NRA Foundation! More information about the NRA Foundation can be found online at www.nrafoundation.org.
2018 Youth Deer Hunt
PGC was pleased to host these young people for a gathering after the hunt. It is important for them to share their successes, sightings, and stories with like-minded peers. Sincere thank the mentors who took the time to bring the kids down to the Club. Getting these kids together to share their experiences is essential in preserving our hunting heritage.
Seven young men and women came for the dinner, 4 of them saw deer, with a total of 12 deer seen. Each hunter went home with some great prizes, but more importantly, they went home with a sense of camaraderie and kinship with their fellow hunters. It is so important as sportsmen and women to teach these kids that our passion for the outdoors is something to be proud of, and encourage them to seek friends who share this same passion.
We are thrilled to announce the winner of this year’s event Jayden Carey! This was his first deer and it weighed in at an impressive 181lbs! His successful harvest has earned him a complimentary shoulder mount courtesy of Steve at AJ’s Taxidermy.
Huge thanks to our Sponsors and donors for the event:
Girls, Guns & Grillin’
Grrr Gear hosted their Annual Girls, Guns & Grillin’ Event at PCG on Saturday August 5th. GGG is a day of basic instruction for shotgun, rifle, handgun, archery, BB gun, black powder, crossbow and archery following by a chicken BBQ.
The event was rain or shine… and rain it did! But with the help of a crew of dedicated PGC and Grrr Gear volunteers the event went off without a hitch even with the soaking rains with an impressive 67 out of the 70 ladies that registered showing up for a day of fun!
Youth Turkey Hunt
PGC would like to thank our friends at Barre Sportsman’s Club for continuing to put on the youth turkey hunting seminar, and allowing so many kids the opportunity to hunt turkeys on our special Youth Turkey Hunt day. Petersham has been making a monetary donation towards this event, but really, next year we would like to step it up and show our friends in Barre that we want to help too. Volunteers at Barre have indicated that they have many kids taking the class, but not enough mentors to take kids afield. You will be hearing more about this next year when I ask for volunteers to team up with our supporting club to help get kids hunting.